“A Way-Too-Early 2017 NBA Redraft”—Jonathan Tjarks and Kevin O’Connor
Dinos Trigonis: “Cali AAU squads with most alums in NBA Summer League this July: Belmont Shore 8, Compton Magic 8 Oak Soldiers 7, Double Pump 7, SCA 2, TS 2” A more accurate set of numbers would be which travel teams actually deserve credit—talking skill development here—for this player or that player getting some run Read More…
“NBA Free Agency 2017: The Golden State Warriors Ripple Effect Is Reshaping the Whole League”—Nathaniel Freedman It begins: “Human existence is absurd and void of deeper meaning. Still, every day billions of people get up and go about their lives because the alternative is unthinkable. You would never praise them for their resilience. It’s just Read More…
Aaron Gordon is three seasons into his NBA career (which would make him a graduating senior at Arizona). What does his early NBA tenure look like thus far? Before looking at Gordon’s basic statistics, this bewildering fact needs front and center attention: Orlando has badly misused him. Keep that in mind as you read further. Read More…
“Unexpected call lands Ricci on Kings’ coaching staff”—Bob Highfill “Galt grad Ricci returns to NBA”—Mike Bush » Read more in-depth analysis of basketball coaching in my `Coaching is a Risky Business’ cornerstone article.
“Cavs offered below-market president of basketball ops salary to Chauncey Billups”—Chris Haynes and Marc J. Spears
“Generation Shaq: Catching up with the kids named after a larger-than-life NBA superstar”—Alex Prewitt
“Analytics continues reshaping basketball, from top to bottom”—Derek Helling An early paragraph: “…The first storyline that really came to the forefront this past year was this new inside-out balance,” Shea commented. “The 3-point shot has become the new mid-range shot of the past. That’s the new outside game, and with the new spacing, the question Read More…
“Nine reasons why college coaches’ pitch for ‘baseball rule’ in NBA Draft is junk”—Mike DeCourcy » Read more in-depth analysis of basketball coaching in my `Coaching is a Risky Business’ cornerstone article.
“Coming back for sophomore year hasn’t been a jinx for pro prospects deciding against one-and-done”—Mike DeCourcy
Brandon Ashley will play for the Dallas Mavericks in the 2017 Pro Summer League.
“First day of NBA free agency should be called Big O Day”—William C. Rhoden
“Summer League: Palma grad Noah Allen looks to make impression with Warriors in Vegas”—John Devine
“Patty Mills to re-sign with Spurs for 4 years, $50 million”—Mike Prada
“Sacramento has produced six major-sport first-round picks since 2015”—Joe Davidson
“Detroit Pistons extend affiliation with Grand Rapids Drive; Rex Walters named assistant coach”—Ansar Kahn » Read more in-depth analysis of basketball coaching in my `Coaching is a Risky Business’ cornerstone article.
“Cal forward Ivan Rabb speaks to the media about being drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies”—Ryan Gorcey
“All the NBA Draft’s one-and-done lottery picks: a Scorecard”—Aaron Dodson 55 lottery picks have turned into nine all stars.
“A Roll of the Dice, Part 1”—Ben Falk Read about Billy Knight’s “Kardashian rule” involving Al Horford. » Read more in-depth analysis of the basketball recruiting process in my Recruiting is a Seriously Funny Business cornerstone article.
The role of an agent, in any profession, is to land a job for his or her client. Preferably a plum position, one in which the financial payoff buffs up the banks accounts of both client and agent. Drilling down to college basketball players seeking a roster spot in the NBA, job #1 for any Read More…
“Jared Cunningham To Play For The Washington Wizards In Las Vegas Summer League”
On the Golden State Warriors 2017 NBA Summer League roster are a number of names familiar in northern California: Noah Allen, 6-foot-7, UCLA/Hawaii, Palma High Jabari Brown, 6-foot-4, Oregon/Missouri, Oakland High Joe Rahon, 6-foot-2, Boston College/St. Mary’s
Chris Murray: “Good news for Cam Oliver. Rockets trade three guaranteed deals. Many roster spots open, two great PGs to play with.”
Chris Murray answers question about Cam Oliver not being drafted.
“Getting drafted into professional sports can be the beginning of an amazing race”—Drew Hawkins